Promotional Bags Send the Right Message

When it’s time to create a promotional advertising campaign that puts something tangible in customer and would-be customers’ hands, the options can be staggering. If sending a multilayered message that will stick is the plan, it is hard to top promotional bags.

Promotional bags that are made out of canvas or other earth-friendly materials can prove to be incredibly effective advertising tools. This type of promotional advertising will send a number of different messages to recipients all at once. When a well-designed promotional merchandise campaign is built around reusable bags, these messages will be received by clients loud and clear:

* The instant message – When promotional bags are creatively designed to include corporate or product logos and slogans, the word will get out. This is the first and one of the most important messages that promotional materials like bags can send.

* The practical message – Tote bags, canvas shopping bags and other similar promotional ideas are often very well received by customers and would-be customers. When it comes to promotional giveaways that serve a very practical purpose, bags rank high on the list of options. People tend to flock to trade show booths that offer promotional bags simply because they are useful. In turn, they do get the message that the business wants to send and they can carry it around with them all day long and even over and over again.

* The environmental message – Going green is definitely the in thing to do. When promotional items take a greener approach, people take notice. Reusable canvas bags with logo designs are not only useful, they are environmentally friendly.

Whilst it’s always a bonus to select promotional items based on the messages they send, we recommend promotional bags for a variety of other reasons, as well. Some of the things that motivate companies to select portable promotional marketing materials like bags include:

* The potential lifespan – Promotional bags that are made of durable, earth-friendly materials like canvas are incredibly durable. In some hands, these bags can last years and years. As they are used and used again, the important messages continue to get out. This means they can lend themselves to increasing repeat business and even help increase word-of-mouth advertising.

* The visibility – Promotional bags have “legs.” When recipients carry them around, everyone who sees them is another person who can be reached and touched by a company’s message. This can prove incredibly useful for companies in that these promotional giveaways can keep new business coming in.

* The cost-effectiveness – Whilst there are all sorts of promotional items in a variety of price ranges, bags can prove to be incredibly cost effective because of their staying power and their ability to keep advertising a product, service or particular business weeks, months and even years after they have been given out.

Getting the word out about a business is imperative for success. When promotional materials are designed to help get this job done, bags can prove to be very useful. Promotional bags, in fact, can send a number of positive messages in a single product and they offer a shelf life that’s hard to compete with.

Creative Promotions is Australia’s leading provider of high-performance promotional products, complete print management, and warehousing services. For more information, please visit Promotional Items.

AMX Redefines Digital Media Switching

Richardson, TX (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

HARMAN’s AMX announced that all models of Enova DGX Digital Media Switchers are now equipped with the industry’s most advanced and reliable central control processor, the revolutionary, new NetLinx NX Series from AMX. This means all Enova DGX models now have the ultra-fast processing power, unrivaled security features and scalability of the new NX Series, with no change in pricing. DGX models (DGX 8, 16, and 32) incorporating the new NX control processors began shipping, effective August 11, 2014. NX Series controllers have been shipping in the Enova DGX 64 chassis, since its release in April 2014.

The new DGX models come with a long list of immediate and valuable enhancements, including a high performance architecture that features a 1600 MIPS processor that can manage the most complex and expansive applications. And with the NX Series under the hood, the Enova DGX is undoubtedly the industry’s most secure and scalable platform, supporting wired 802.1x for enhanced security authentication and IPv6 for the most modern IP addressing. The entire NX controller line was released at InfoComm 2014 in June, and has seen enormous success with dealers, integrators and end users.

Migrating to the new DGX models is simple and painless as they are fully compatible with code developed for the previous AMX NI Series control processors. Should they wish, existing DGX customers will have the opportunity to upgrade their current DGX switchers with NI Series controllers to the new processor by purchasing a CPU Replacement Kit. Concurrent with this upgrade, AMX is implementing a simplified model numbering scheme for the DGX family to streamline the ordering process.

The Enova DGX family has been a cornerstone of the digital switching market since its inception in 2011. The DGX functions as the centerpiece of a complete integrated solution that manages and distributes analog and digital audio and video including HDMI/HDCP, control and Ethernet. Built for today’s and tomorrow’s needs, a comprehensive set of Enova DGX hot swappable boards can be used in conjunction with DXLink Transmitters and Receivers to provide an end-to-end distribution system over twisted pair cable or fiber.

Availability and Additional Details

AMX is proud to announce that the DGX 8, 16, and 32 with the new NX Series central control processor begin shipping, effective August 11, 2014. For further details, we invite you to visit these online resources:

    Enova DGX Series details, specifications, images and videos:
    NetLinx NX Series details, specifications, images and videos:
    AMX Enova Spotlight Site:
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About AMX

Founded in 1982 and acquired by HARMAN in 2014, AMX® is dedicated to integrating AV solutions for an IT World. AMX solves the complexity of managing technology with reliable, consistent and scalable systems comprising control and automation, system-wide switching and AV signal distribution, digital signage and technology management. AMX systems are deployed worldwide in conference rooms, homes, classrooms, network operation/command centers, hotels, entertainment venues and broadcast facilities, among others.

HARMAN designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $ 5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.


Printed tape- carries the message

We use tapes in our daily life for various purposes. We use them for measuring, packaging and even for barricading. It can be seen that the packed cartoons have a message on them printed on the tape around them. These tapes are used on large scale in various industries. Imagine a measuring tape without the units printed on them. It won’t be of any use according to the modern measurement system. Printed tapes are so much a necessary ingredient of our daily life that we use them on almost all the packed items. Based on its use, these tapes are categorized in two different types. One is for packaging and other is used as a barrier tape.

These tapes are also categorized as standard printed adhesive tape and custom printed adhesive tape.  These standard tapes carry a wide range of messages. This includes official, warning, caution as well as informative. They cover such wide range that one does not need to go for those custom tapes. They are available in different sizes. You can order them based on your size preferences. You can get them cheaper if you order in abundance.

Custom adhesive tape costs a bit more than the standard tapes but is also more effective than them. These came into existence because of market forces. The crude marketing of products forced the owners to come with something more effective. They create more visibility of the products & services that company offers. They carry the image of the product as well as of the company. They are pasted all over the box which leads to substantial advertisement of the product.  Along with the effective marketing it does, you can bank on it for the efficient handling of the products. It takes care of your security woes more delicately. All in all it is an effective marketing tool. It is a bit more expensive than those standard tapes but can cost low if ordered in bulk. They are made up of different materials and also they come with different designs. It also gives you an option in terms of style.

Printed tapes or custom tapes are a much effective brand building tool. In today’s world of heavy marketing they are a real savior especially for those tight marketing budgeted companies.

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Halifax Chooses ScreenScape To Drive Region-wide Place-based Media Efforts

Halifax, NS and Charlottetown, PE (PRWEB) August 12, 2014

Atlantic Canada’s biggest city has begun standardizing the delivery of place-based media across the region, using ScreenScape Networks for its publishing and management platform.

A diverse set of public and community venues across the Halifax Regional Municipality (or HRM) are now using ScreenScape’s cloud-based digital signage platform to run and share multimedia messaging content across sites.

ScreenScape, based in Charlottetown, PEI, was selected out of a bidding process the regional authority ran for a new visual communications platform within HRM-owned facilities, as well as at various community sites such as tourist attractions, cultural venues and recreation centres.

That tender called for a system that would enable participating venues around the Halifax Region to easily post digital messaging – such as event promotions and health bulletins – to screens connected by a cloud-based content management network.

The Neptune Theatre, the largest professional theatre company in eastern Canada, is among the many venues now plugged into HRM’s ScreenScape-driven network. “We’re a busy marketing team, and it’s imperative we use tools that bring our message to audiences clearly and repetitively with well-timed advertising. ScreenScape helps us do just that,” says Jennie King, Neptune’s Director of Sales & Marketing.

“What’s even better,” adds King, “is how we can now share our timely messages not only through the network of digital monitors in our venue, but with a broader community of ScreenScape users.”

ScreenScape’s network-centric approach allows venues of all descriptions to opt in and share their messages with other venues, and run selected messages from other venues on their own screens. That means a Halifax theatre company’s promotion for a production can find its way, without laborious coordination or additional cost, on to screens at nearby businesses and community centres.

“HRM’s use of place-based media is really a coming of age story for this new medium,” says Mark Hemphill, Founder and CEO of ScreenScape. “As more and more businesses in the region have turned on ScreenScape over the past couple of years, HRM recognized the value and efficiency of being part of this network, and really driving a program that can interoperate with other networks run by their community partners and other businesses.”

“Fragmentation is a big challenge with media, and that’s particularly true with place-based media,” adds Hemphill. “By deploying ScreenScape in its facilities, HRM has taken a leadership position in demonstrating the inherent value of a common platform. It’s an effort that taps into the promise of place-based media at a regional level.”

A harmonized messaging platform makes it possible to quickly and efficiently broadcast safety and health bulletin across a region, and increase local tourism marketing and economic development efforts at minimal new cost. “This is what a smart and connected community looks like,” says Hemphill. “It’s exciting to think of the places where this might go, as even more Halifax venues get on board.”

Alex Schmidt joins DigitalMR advisory board

London (PRWEB UK) 2 April 2012

specialist in social media research, DigitalMR, announces Alex Schmidt as a new member of its advisory board.

The Advisory Board plays a key role in the governance and supervision of the growth and development of society. Its members offer a wealth of experience outside the industry market research in various fields such as law, banking, investment, retail, events, business services and wines and spirits .

Michalis Michael, MD DigitalMR Group said Alex has always been a pioneer in his career, both in the legal profession or as an entrepreneur and investment banker. We are delighted to have him as a new member of our advisory board and experience he will bring to the table. “

In becoming the latest addition to the map, Schmidt says, “At a time when the possibilities of social media are booming on Polish markets and Central and Eastern Europe, using the web to capture ideas and gain an advantage competition will become a key development to become involved. “


Przemysław Aleksander Schmidt

(B 1962.) – Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dom Maklerski TRIGON SA, the oldest house in securities brokerage and investment banking Polish society. In the years 1997-2000, he was senior vice-president (business development), General Counsel and Secretary deEntertainment Inc., the largest pay-TV company in Central and Eastern Europe and the first NASDAQ -listed business in the region . He was also president of Wizja TV, its DTH subsidiary. Previously (1995-1997), he was country director for Poland MeesPierson, an investment banking firm (now ABN AMRO). He began his career as a lawyer in the law firm of Warsaw newly created Soltysinski, Kawecki & amp; amp; Szlezak (1990-1995), and Assistant Professor in the Law Department for A. Mickiewicz University (1987-1992).

M .. Schmidt earned a summa cum laude Masters in Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan (1987) and attended graduate studies at the University of California, Hastings (Fulbright Scholar in 1991 -1992) at Georgetown University, the University of Leiden and the TMC Asser Institute in The Hague (Asser College Europe). He is also a member of the Organization of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), where he served as president of the European Council (2007-2009). It is and was a member of the boards of several public companies

The current members of the Advisory Board are:

Dr Nicos Rossides: CEO of the research group MASMI, formerly general manager of EMEA for Synovate
Steve Alexander: President Symmetrics
Stavros Hadjiyiangou: Partner, Bond Partners Group LLC
Simon Preston: Founder & amp; amp; CEO
Neil Everitt: Pegas Nonwovens Director Council SA president SARE Ltd
Peter Nathaniel: partners Impala Partners, LLC, formerly Chief Risk Officer of RBS Group

Michalis A. Michael

mmichael (at) digital-mr (dot) com

tel. +44 751 571 0370

Notes to Editors

DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. He is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to market research based on the Web. He specializes in the use of social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has developed new methods in online focus groups as well as tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and Group MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, and Columbus Ohio, in the United States.

The agency works in partnership with the international research company market MASMI http: // . DigitalMR is headed by founder and Group MD, Michalis Michael and headquartered in London, UK and Nicosia, Cyprus.

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Former FBI Executive Assistant Director to Keynote ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

LOUISVILLE, KY (PRWEB) August 06, 2014

Networld Media Group has announced that Shawn Henry, president of CrowdStrike Services, will keynote the ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit, which is to be held on Sept. 10-12 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.

Henry retired as FBI executive assistant director in 2012. During his career as a special agent, he served in three FBI field offices and at the bureau’s headquarters.

Henry is credited with boosting the FBI’s computer crime and cybersecurity investigative capabilities. He oversaw computer crime investigations spanning the globe, including denial-of-service attacks, bank and corporate breaches, and state-sponsored intrusions. He posted FBI cyber experts in police agencies around the world, including the Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine and Estonia.

During his keynote presentation on Sept. 12, Henry will shock attendees with the realities of today’s hackers and the vulnerabilities everyone in the banking and payments industries face. Following his speech, CrowdStrike’s crack team of security gurus will demonstrate how to protect today’s financial channels from compromise.

“The financial services sector and consumers are under attack from criminals around the world,” said Henry. “They aggressively and systematically seek personal and financial information for economic gain, and new strategies and processes are required to better protect and maintain resilient computer networks.”

The Summit is a partnership between Networld Media Group and the Electronic Funds Transfer Association (EFTA) and is sponsored by the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) and MagTek.

The event will feature about 40 speakers, including representatives from organizations like PAI, Bitpay, RoboCoin, SECU of Maryland, TecBan, US Bank, MasterCard, Early Warning, Glenbrook, Citi, CU24, Bank of America, Federal Reserve Financial Services, and several government agencies, regulators and attorneys.

This Summit has been created specifically for financial institutions, payment companies, analyst and legal firms, processors, card networks, security firms, large retailers and ATM deployers. Registration is now open at, and early-bird pricing is in effect until Friday, August 8th.

About Networld Media Group

Founded in 2000, Networld Media Group is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media communications company specializing in digital media, associations, and events in the mobile, self-service, digital signage, retail, food service, and financial services industries. Online properties include,,,,,,,,, and The company produces executive summits in the fast casual, retail, ATM, and mobile payments industries. Its custom media division develops premium content and marketing services for associations such as the ATM Industry Association.

Amazon set to challenge Apples domination of the tablet PC market, says online research specialist DigitalMR.

London (PRWEB UK) 4 April 2012

Social media research specialist DigitalMR releases latest findings on what customers are saying about tablet PCs on the internet.

The overwhelming majority of customers are highly positive in their views on tablet PCs as expressed on the internet. DigitalMR measured thousands of comments for slate devices across Dec 2011 to Jan 2012. 71% of all views measured were positive with only 29% negative. Apple recorded a 32% share of all positive comments and 35% of the smaller pool of negative ones. Hot on its heels is Amazon with 30% of positive mentions and a 33% share of negative.

Results are based on comments posted by consumers on the major tablet brands made by: Apple, Motorola, Samsung, Blackberry, HTC, LG, HP, ASUS, Amazon and Sony across Dec 2011 to Jan 2012.

DigitalMR’s analysis (powered by SocialNuggets) is based on comments posted via a range of relevant websites and open access social media platforms. It measures, not only the number of comments posted by consumers on the internet, but also their sentiment – whether posts are positive or negative in nature.

Managing Director of DigitalMR, Michalis Michael commented: “Can Apple maintain its dominant position among tablet PCs? It will be interesting to see if Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet can continue to convert its positive online sentiment into sales.”

All the brands measured, achieve a positive Net Sentiment Score (NSS) for Dec-Jan. NSS provides an overall percentage score of net positive posts. A positive score means a tablet attracts a higher proportion of positive than negative posts.

The average NSS taken across all brands measured is 42% which is high compared with other industry sectors, although slightly down on the average NSS for Jul-Aug 2011 (50%). Customers are still generally satisfied with tablet products and services and are happy to spread the word online.

Apple and Amazon both achieved a below average NSS score of 38%, but given their relative dominance in the market, customer expectations are likely to be higher. Tablet brands that achieve the highest NSS are Sony 72% and HP with 56%. The lowest performing tablet was Motorola with an NSS of 33%

Click here for Summary of positive and negative posts and overall NSS

In their words – Customer comments for models with the highest and lowest Net Sentiment Scores


“The Sony tablet (I own one)…you have the play station store and the Sony can play downloaded movies easily The design of Sony tablet s makes the tablet easy to hold, and the tablet is extremely light”.


“The best case is without a doubt is the one made by Stilgut~ purpose made so fits perfectly, access to all ports, holds the HP tablet at various angles and looks very classy… not cheap but well worth every penny..”


“Nerds who like to tweak shouldn’t be buying such a device. They should buy something that’s designed to be more tweakable. The Fire is not designed to be a tablet period. Amazon never markets it as such and the word Android can’t even be found on the product page. It’s designed as a device to facilitate consumption of Amazon content. Anything you get out of it beyond that is just a bonus”.


“Yeah, kind of disappointed at the book reading support of Motorola Xoom,out of the box, day 1. The google books app is nice and responsive but there is no way to use it to read your own pdfs, epubs etc. that I can find. I downloaded Adobe Reader and Aldiko but neither are completely stable and as smooth and responsive”.

Further customer comments and more about the report here


For regular reports and more information:

Michalis A. Michael


tel: +44 751 571 0370

About DigitalMR

DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. It is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to web based market research. It specialises in utilising social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has pioneered new methods in online focus groups alongside tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, and Columbus Ohio, in the US.

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LeadMaster Announces the Koala Cloud Call Center, a Seamless CRM and Telephony Integration Offering

Roswell, GA (PRWEB) October 23, 2013

LeadMaster announces the Koala Cloud Call Center, an integrated solution providing comprehensive telephony capabilities for the LeadMaster platform. LeadMaster is a leading provider of SaaS CRM solutions since 1998 and EVS, founded in 1993, is a leading provider of user-friendly, high quality VOIP phone services.

The Koala solution can be configured for inbound, outbound or both. Each inbound user gets a phone number which can be dialed directly or can be part of an answer group with calls routed through the IVR (e.g. press 1 for sales, 2 for service etc). There are a wide variety of configuration options for the answer groups including: all ring, longest idle agent, round robin, top down, agent with least talk-time, agent with fewest calls, sequentially by agent order and random. The abundance of features in the Koala solution make it a good fit for call centers large and small, as well as virtual call centers.

Koala includes many standard features typically found only in very expensive on-premise systems. Some of the standard features include detailed call reporting, screen pops, hot transfer, silent monitoring, whisper coaching, call recording and much more. For example, with whisper coaching the supervisor who is monitoring the call can speak to the agent who is placing the call and the person on the other end of the line will not hear the supervisor.

One of the key differentiators of the Koala solution is a feature called PAM. The PAM feature allows users who are placing outbound calls to click a button and leave a pre-recorded message whenever connecting with voicemail or an answering machine. This allows users to move on to the next call while the pre-recorded message is playing. For example suppose a Customer Service Rep begins calling and reached voicemail on the first three calls. With the Koala PAM feature, the rep can be dialing the fourth prospect call before the first call has finished leaving the pre-recorded message on the voicemail! The CSR can personalize the message by saying “Hello, (person’s name),” then clicking the PAM button to play the pre-recorded message. This feature greatly improves productivity.

Russell King, LeadMaster CEO, said, “Integrating a cloud call center solution with the LeadMaster platform provides a critical component that many of our new and existing customers have been asking for. We want to provide our clients with an affordable, easy to use system that is seamlessly integrated. Regardless of whether they want to manage customers, leads and prospects or do email marketing or integrate their website so leads flow in automatically or simply place and receive phone calls, they’ll find the solution with LeadMaster.”

Koala is offered on a month-by-month basis, which includes the CRM and unlimited calling in the US and Canada. Koala provides the ultimate in flexibility by allowing users to adjust staffing as required without having to sign a long-term lease for equipment. Anyone with a computer and access to the internet can be a part of the calling team. Interested parties can sign up for a free trial at

About LeadMaster

LeadMaster offers a multifunction cloud-computing software solution for sales and marketing professionals. Everything you need in one easy-to-use online web-based application. You can choose to implement an end-to-end Sales Lead Management CRM Software solution or select specific point solutions to satisfy your sales & marketing requirements.

LeadMaster’s on-demand customizable SaaS solutions combine sales lead management software, lead tracking solutions, sales force automation tools (SFA), customer relationship management features (Sales CRM), LeadMaster Voice solutions and virtual call center solutions. This powerful web-based application has helped companies large and small from virtually every industry.

The LeadMaster sales lead management CRM solution is intuitive and easy to use, providing real-time lead capture, lead distribution, lead tracking, lead nurturing, custom reporting and email marketing. LeadMaster makes it easy to qualify and convert leads from virtually any source – landing page, email, call center, webinar, sales lead suppliers and more.

The LeadMaster sales lead management CRM product is straightforward and easy to learn yet has robust features like workflow automation, round-robin lead distribution, mobile access, CRM analytics and Outlook integration.

LeadMaster products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers, consultants and system integrators.

About EVS

Electronic Voice Services, Inc. (EVS) was incorporated in January 1993 in Dallas, Texas. Our corporate sales office is located in Addison, Texas (a suburb of Dallas), plus we have an office in Massachusetts. We have on-staff programmers and technicians.

We design automated dialing software and we own and operate ZoomCalls VoIP Phone Service. We also design and manufacture computer telephony hardware called Speedy Dialer, plus we buy and sell Dialogic voice boards. We’ve sold our products in every state in the USA, in 83 countries on every continent, except Antarctica.

EVS is a member of the Dallas Better Business Bureau, the Better Business Bureau OnLine, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Our goals are to provide user-friendly software, high quality hardware, friendly and competent support service, and low prices.